Susan's Herbal Notebook

Plant Lore, Garden Mysteries, and Herbal Magic

For a number of months, Susan offered an essay on plant lore, mysteries, and magic for the Public Radio program "The Cultivated Gardener." The program is no longer being aired, but you can find the essays here, in our Herbal Notebook.
  1. Plantain

  2. Mullein

  3. Opium Poppy

  4. Rue

  5. Peony

  6. Scented Geranium

  7. St. John's Wort

  8. Fern

  9. Foxglove

  10. Dandelion

  11. Nettle

  12. Violet

  13. Onion

  14. Rhubarb

  15. Rosemary

    Book of Days

An Unthymely Death

Last Chance Olive Ranch

Blood Orange

Bittersweet

Death Come Quickly

Widow's Tears

Cat's Claw

Mourning Gloria

Holly Blues

Wormwood

Nightshade

Spanish Dagger

Bleeding Hearts

Dead Man's Bones

A Dilly of a Death

Indigo Dying

Bloodroot

Mistletoe Man

Lavender Lies

Chile Death

Love Lies Bleeding

Rueful Death

Rosemary Remembered

Hangman's Root

Witches' Bane

Thyme of Death




Read more about China Bayles' Book of Days, Susan's herbal daybook, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about An Unthymely Death, a collection of ten China Bayles short stories, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Thyme of Death, Susan's first China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Witches' Bane, Susan's second China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Hangman's Root, Susan's third China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Rosemary Remembered, Susan's fourth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Rueful Death, Susan's fifth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Love Lies Bleeding, Susan's sixth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Chile Death, Susan's seventh China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Lavender Lies, Susan's eighth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Mistletoe Man, Susan's ninth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Bloodroot, Susan's tenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Indigo Dying, Susan's eleventh China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Dilly of a Death, Susan's twelfth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Dead Man's Bones, Susan's thirteenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Bleeding Hearts, Susan's fourteenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Spanish Dagger, Susan's fifteenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Nightshade, Susan's sixteenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Wormwood, Susan's seventeenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Holly Blues, Susan's eighteenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Mourning Gloria, Susan's nineteenth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Cat's Claw, Susan's twentieth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Widow's Tears, Susan's twenty-first China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Death Come Quickly, Susan's twenty-second China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Bittersweet, Susan's twenty-third China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Blood Orange, Susan's twenty-fourth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Last Chance Olive Ranch, Susan's twenty-fifth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about Queen Anne's Lace, Susan's twenty-sixth China Bayles mystery, by clicking on the book cover.
Read more about An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days by clicking on the book cover.
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